Accumulating flying time is fundamentally important for airplane and helicopter pilots because it enables them to:
- Meet the requirements necessary to obtain the various licences (PPL-CPL-ATPL)
- Maintain their licences in accordance with the applicable regulations
- Acquire experience
The possibility of increasing one’s flying experience is becoming increasingly important for pilots who already hold a licence.
Within the context of the aviation community, piloting an airplane or helicopter and accumulating flying time is no longer seen as a dream come true, rather a fundamental part of the pilot training process.
Addressing the points listed above in order, we analyse the traditional, largely inefficient, methods of building up flying experience and then take a look at the most effective method, both in terms of time and cost.
Accumulate flying time in order to obtain a pliot’s licence
In the civil aviation sector, aspiring airplane or helicopter pilots are well aware that they will need to complete a certain number of flying hours in order to succeed.
In very simple terms, the requirements, in terms of flying hours, necessary to obtain each type of licence are as follows:
PPL – Private Pilot License: 45 hours
CPL - Commercial Pilot License: 150 hours
ATPL – Airline Transport Pilot License: 1500 hours
In the first instance, you can enrol in a flying school and accumulate your 45 hours of flying time while you complete the course.
In order to qualify for the next level course and obtain a Commercial Pilot’s Licence, you will need to accumulate the remaining hours for a total of 150.
In the case of an ATP Licence, you can acquire the necessary hours during the training period, or on a flight simulator after obtaining your licence.
How to accumulate flying time. The traditional methods
At this point, you will be faced with three problems.
How do I accumulate flying time?
How can I maintain the minimum regulatory hours?
How can I maintain my training level if I haven’t got my own aircraft?
The traditional, inefficient methods are as follows:
- Working for an aero club towing gliders
- Working as a flying instructor, if you have the appropriate certificate
However, there are serious obstacles that render these options largely ineffective.
If you decide to work as a glider towing pilot it will probably mean giving up all your weekends (as well as the odd weekday), and without getting paid.
Whereas, if you decide to try your luck as an instructor, you’ll come up against the fierce competition of legions of retired pilots. In fact, a lot of schools employ retired airline pilots who already have a wealth of experience, so there’s no guarantee you’ll even get hired.
The effective solution for accumulating flying time
There is a much more effective way of accumulating the flying hours you need.
Say goodbye to towing gliders or giving up your weekends, no more competing with retired pilots, we can help you to fly in the aircraft of choice, when you want, and above all, without going outside your budget.
The booking service couldn’t be easier to use, simply enter the following information:
- Specify whether you want to accumulate hours in and aircraft, helicopter or ultralight
- Select your town/city or where you wish to fly from
- Indicate when you wish to take your flight
In addition to the above information, you can also indicate the price you are willing to pay, the distance you are prepared to travel to the airport, and the aircraft in which you wish to accumulate flying time.
We’ll find the right solution for you
No more need to search for an aero club that has the aircraft your looking for.
Have you ever found that you’re always forced to fly in the same old Cessna 150 because it’s the only airplane available in your area?
Well, it’s time to forget all that. We offer you the chance to fly a range of different aircraft, and we’ll do all the searching for you.
Even if you’re close to obtaining your ATP Licence and you need to accumulate flying time, you’ll be able to find solutions in Italy or the rest of Europe by selecting your desired cities.
Once you’re done, you can compare the prices and solutions, and make you choice.
In short: do you remember how much time you used to spend searching for aero clubs in Italy, and flying schools in Europe, or even further afield? Well now you can relax and let us do all that for you.
In reality, we already have!
Fill-in the form to find the aircraft you’re looking for, where you’re looking for it, and then book your flying time.
You can also book packages of multiple flying hours at a discount.
Sign up now, and let us do the work for you.